Archive for November, 2011

World Class kickboxing from Bollenfalltorhalle in Darmstadt, Germany this Saturday as SuperKombat presents The World Grand Prix Finals; a 4-man Heavyweight tournament consisting of 4 separate tournament champions.

In the first bracket of the WGP Final, 3 time Ukranian Muay Thai Champion Sergei Laschenko (27-9) battles Erhan “Pitbull Attack” Deniz (20-8), a Turkish kickboxer who trains out of the world renowned Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam.  The 24-year-old Lascenko earned his spot in the WGP Finals with KO wins over former WKA European champion Dzevad Poturak and Czech kickboxer Roman Kleibl in May of this year.  His opponent Deniz won the Grand Prix 4 championship this past October by KO’ing Angelis Konstantinos of Greece and defeating Wendell Roche of Curacao by decision.

In the second bracket, Dutch-Surinamese kickboxer Ismael Londt (26-2-1) of Team Slamm takes on 2-time European Kickboxing Champion Pavel Zhuravalev (39-6-1) of Sevastopol, Ukraine.  On July 16th, Londt made his way into the Finals in impressive fashion with a KO win over Romanian Sebastian Ciobanu and a first round TKO victory over Croatian Mladen Brestovac.  Zhuravelev won his respective tournament on October 1st with unanimous decision victories over Ricardo Van Den Bos and Sebastien Van Thielen.

In a reserve bout, Former North American Muay Thai Champion and 2003 K-1 World GP Vegas Champion Carter Williams (34-20-2) of Modesto, California takes on undefeated Romanian kickboxer, Benny Adegbuyi (8-0-1) with the winner getting a chance to jump into the final should an injury occur.

Other than the WGP Finals, SuperKombat has also managed to stack the card with other world class fighters in interesting match-ups.  Romanian kickboxer and 3 time Sanshou Champion Andrei Stoica (24-3) takes on former European Muay Thai Champ and 2 time K-1 Croatia Tournament winner James Phillips (69-21) in a Heavyweight contest.

In the always exciting 70KG division, former W.M.C. Muay Thai Featherweight World Champ Mosab Amrani (48-6-4) steps into the ring against 32 year old Moroccan kickboxer Falder Chahbari (77-12-1)., training out of Brummen, Netherlands.

Other exciting fights on the card:

-2002 K-1 World Max Champion Albert Kraus (65-17) takes on Alex Shmidt of Germany in the 70KG Division.
-Former WKN intercontinental Heavyweight Champion and former Pro Rugby player Catalin Morosanu (28-5) battles Polish Kickboxer Kwaniewski Wielaw.
-2009 Wushu champion, Bogdan Stoica (31-3) of Respect Gym in Bucharest fights Jake Bostwick of England in the -88KG division
-Alviar Lima (57-16) of Team Super Pro in Dordrecht Netherlands takes on Sucu Tevfic of Turkey.


Live this Friday, from Kugelbake Halle in Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen Germany, Russian Alexander Alexeev (21-2, 19KO’s) steps into the ring against South Africa’s #1 ranked Cruiserweight Daniel Bruwer (22-2-1, 19KO’s) for the vacant WBC International Cruiserweight Title.

Also on the card, Goekalp Oezekler (11-1, 5KO’s) a Turkish boxer who lives and trains in Germany takes on 32 year old Austrian Gogi Knezevic for the vacant WBC Mediterranean Middleweight Championship.

Maccarinelli Returns

Posted: November 16, 2011 in Boxing

This Friday November 18th, live from York Hall, in Bethnal Green London, Former WBO Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Maccarinelli (32-5, 25KO’s) takes on unbeaten Hungarian prospect Gyorgy Marosi (12-0, 8KO’s) in a Light Heavyweight contest.

Also on the card, undefeated Cruiserweight Tony Conquest (7-0, 2KO’)  takes on Toks Owoh (20-5, 11KO’s)

On Saturday November 11th, The Fight Network will broadcast the 53rd installment of: It’s Showtime, live kickboxing from Pabellon Insular Santiago Martin in Tenerife Spain.

In the Main event, 4 time world kickboxing and muay thai champion, Congolese-German Danyo Ilunga takes on Spanish Kickboxer Loren Javier Jorge for the 95Kg Max World Championship.  Jorge will need the support of all 5100 spanish spectators in attendance when he meets stiff world class competition in Remy Bonjasky trained Danyo Ilunga who sports a professional record of 37 wins with only 4 loses and 33 wins by way of knockout.

In the Co-feature #1 ranked 70Kg kickboxer and back-to-back K-1 World Max Champion Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan also takes on a hometown fighter when he meets Spaniard Zeben Diaz.  The heavily favoured Petrosyan comes into this bout with an unbelievable record of 68 wins with only one loss and has wins over world class opponents such as Andy Souwer, Yoshihiro Sato, Albert Kraus and Mike Zambidis.  With a win, Petrosyan will go on to fight for the It’s Showtime 70kg World Title in January against champion Chris Njimbi; who “The Doctor” defeated by unanimous decision in April of 2008.

Also on the card:
-Dutch based Surinamese Kickboxer Murthel Groenhart takes on Darryl Sichtman at a 77Kg catch weight
-Egyptian Amir “The Sphynx” Zeyada takes on Canary Island Kickboxer Moises Ruibal
-Former  It’s Showtime 61kg champion Sergio Wielzen takes on Carlos Reyes

The event begins at 4pm on Saturday live on the Fight Network.  With the big UFC on Fox and the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez boxing event broadcasting later in the evening, It’s Showtime Kicboxing is a great way to start of a huge night of epic World Title Fights for the combat sports enthusiast.

On Saturday November 12th it’s a battle of undefeated heavyweights as 6’9″ British Heavyweight Tyson Fury (16-0, 11KO’s) defends his Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title against NABA Canada Heavyweight Champion Neven Pajkic (16-0, 5KO’s) in Manchester UK.

Coming off of an exciting 5th round TKO stoppage of Nicolai Firtha in Belfast this past September, Tyson Fury is slowly making a climb to becoming the next big thing in the Heavyweight division.  His opponent, Bosnian-born Canadian Pajkic  enjoyed a 10 round unanimous decision victory against Jonnie White back in February, winning the vacant NABA Canada Heavyweight title.

These 2 massive heavyweights have a true dislike for one another and should make for an exciting match-up with the winner surely not far from a big money fight in the heavyweight division.

Also on the Card:

-Winner of the Super Bantamweight Prizefighter tournament in May of last year, Irish southpaw Willie Casey (12-1, 8KO’s) takes on undefeated 21 year old Kid Galahad (10-0, 4KO’s)

Lebedev defeats Toney

Posted: November 4, 2011 in Boxing

Russian Cruiserweight Denis Lebedev dominated James Toney for 12 rounds and earned the unanimous decision victory on friday in Moscow, claiming the Interim WBA World Cruiserweight Title.  Lebedev pounded Toney in the corners and against the ropes where he landed many clean shots that had Toney staggering all over the ring.  Lebedev used his fast jab and heavy left hook from the southpaw stance to control Toney who never really got started in this fight.

Also on the Card:
-Ukrainian Light Heavyweight Ismayl Sillakh defeated Ali Ismailov by KO to go 17-0.  Sillakh looked impressive using an effective jab and ending the fight with a beautiful right uppercut followed by the one-two that sent Ismailov to the canvas for the 10 count.

-Russian Super Bantamweight Alexander Bakhtin kept his undefeated record in tact after defeating Luis Melendez of Colombia by unanimous decision, and dropping him twice in the 3rd with hooks to the body.

This Friday November 4th, Live from the Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow Russia, Hometown hero and #5 ranked Cruiserweight in the world Denis Lebedev takes on 43-year-old James “Lights Out” Toney in 12 rounds of boxing for the Interim WBA World Cruiserweight Title.

The 32-year-old Lebedev (22-1, 17 KO’s) is coming off of a devastating 10th round knockout victory over Roy Jones Jr. in May of this year while Toney (73-6-3, 44 KO’s) has been enjoying wins over sub-par competition in the latter stages of a storied career that spans 4 decades.  The Russian Press has this bout dubbed a “Rocky 4 Remake” as the aging American goes into Moscow to defend his countryman who was badly beaten by the young Russian lion.

Also on the Card:
– #10 Ranked Light Heavyweight in the world, Ukrainian Ismayl Sillakh (16-0, 13 KO’s) take’s on  Azerbaijani Cruiserweight Ali Ismailov (18-7, 13 KO’s)
-Russia’s #1 Super Bantamweight Alexander Bakhtin (27-0, 11) takes on Colombian Southpaw Luis Melendez (31-6-1, 22 KO’s)